- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved a lease for a permanent clinic in Lake Charles.

The American Press reports (https://bit.ly/1eOXZNb) the 20-year lease was signed Monday. The building at the former Lake Charles Toyota location has 24,088 usable square feet.

VA officials said services provided at the permanent clinic will include primary care; imaging; women’s health; physical therapy; prosthetics; general and specialty mental health; ophthalmology and optometry; dental and pharmacy services; rotating specialty clinics.

The VA says construction of the permanent clinic should wrap up by November 2016, and the first patients will be seen approximately two months after construction is complete.

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